December 18, 2022, 12:07 – Public News Service – OSN

AT Russia Over the past day, 7,222 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded. As a result, since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of cases has reached 21,716,074. This was reported by the operational headquarters for combating infection.

It is noted that on December 17, the number of new cases reached 7,531.

The headquarters clarified that most cases of infection were detected in Moscow (1 282) and St. Petersburg (1226). And least of all – in the Republic of Ingushetia and the Magadan region (3 cases each).

At the same time, over the past 24 hours, the number of hospitalizations amounted to 782. It is noted that 6,338 people recovered and were discharged from hospitals. In total, 21,109,668 people have recovered in the country over the entire period of the fight against coronavirus.

51 patients died in one day COVID-19. During the entire period of the pandemic, 393 thousand people died in the country.

Recall, virologist Pyotr Chumakov explained why Russians are seriously ill with swine flu. According to the expert, this problem is due to the fact that most Russians have not had the flu for a long time.

“During the coronavirus pandemic, we had no cases of influenza for almost two years because we observed lockdowns, kept our distance and wore masks,” he said.

Earlier, the immunologist Kryuchkov gave a forecast for the incidence of influenza in Russia. Read more in the material Public News Service.